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Marvin Douglas Canterbury
September 11, 1934 ~ September 29, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Marvin Douglas Canterbury, a man of faith-filled wisdom and loving compassion, was called home to his Creator on the 29th of September, 2023. Born on the 11th of September, 1934, in the humble town of Barry, IL, Marvin's life was a testament of steadfast love, unwavering faith, and profound wisdom. He lived his life serving God, his family, and his community, and his legacy will continue to inspire all who were blessed to know him.
Marvin was the beloved son of Wayne and Freda Canterbury and was raised with the values of hard work, honesty, and dedication. These values were evident in his career as a professional truck driver, where he was known for his commitment and reliability. He was a man who believed in the dignity of labor, and he carried out his duties with pride and integrity.
Marvin's life was filled with joy and love, especially when he was surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband to Dorothy Canterbury, the adoring father to Sherry Cabanila, Mark, Craig, Bruce, and Neil, the proud grandfather to Martin, Wayne, Katie, Aaron, Bruce Michael, Angela, Craig, Mitch, Matt, Jarod, Jessi, and Weston, along with great and great- great-grandchildren. His family was his pride and joy, and their happiness was his greatest reward. Marvin's love for his family was a reflection of his love for God, and this love will continue to shine brightly in their hearts.
Marvin had a zest for life that was evident in his interests. He found peace and fulfillment in fishing and gardening, activities that allowed him to appreciate the beauty of God's creation. He enjoyed the thrill of game shows and found comfort and inspiration in listening to religious music. His interests were an extension of his personality - humble, joyful, and deeply spiritual.
Marvin lived his life with unwavering faith, always trusting in God's plan even in the face of adversity. His faith was not just evident in his words but in his actions, as he lived a life of service and love.
Marvin's wisdom was a guiding light for all who knew him. He had an innate ability to provide comfort and guidance, always offering a listening ear and a supportive shoulder. His wisdom was not simply a result of his age, but a testament to his faith and his deep understanding of life.
In his passing, Marvin has not left us, but has simply gone ahead, preparing a place for us in our heavenly Father's home. As we remember Marvin, let us not dwell on the sorrow of his passing, but celebrate the joy of his life and the promise of eternal life. Marvin Douglas Canterbury was a beacon of faith, wisdom, and love, and his light.